Mary Evans

On her father's side, Mary Evans is an 8th generation Hoosier. When she grew up and moved East to attend Barnard College, she had a part-time job working at Columbia University's M.F.A. program. While there, she got a glimmer of the game of publishing and she knew she wanted to devote her professional life proving that the pen is mightier than the sword. Post college, she started her own career at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. After a little over a year, she went to a position at The Viking Press. While there her Irish-Catholic mother stopped asking her to go to law school and reveled in any account of her daughter occasionally working alongside Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who had just started her own career in publishing. After leaving Viking and working at a literary agency for seventeen years, she opened her eponymous agency on May 1, 1994. Her interests include great literature and non-fiction which describes or reveals worlds formerly unknown or obscure. She is particularly interested in progressive politics, alternative medicine, science and technology for the lay reader, social commentary, American history and culture--anything which is a great read!